Bill McLaren was a man who represented all that is best about rugby union. He was known as “The Voice of Rugby” not just because of the beauty of his tone and the delight of his imaginative phrasing, but because he portrayed our game as we would always wish it to be.
The Charitable Foundation was set up in March 2010 to raise funds to support the development of rugby and its values and also to recognise the contribution Bill McLaren made to rugby through education and the development of an interpretative centre including Bill's extensive archive including his big sheets.
The Foundation has been set up in Bill’s name, and with the support of his family, which we invite you to help establish. Your support will serve three purposes :
To develop and promote the sport of rugby union and its values
To encourage and provide sporting opportunities for young people
To create an educative centre which will include the Bill McLaren Archive
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Graham Tiso was a very experienced mountaineer, climbing to a high standard in both summer and winter. In 1961, he met Maude who had just returned from working and climbing in Norway. Both were acutely aware of the lack of good equipment and clothing available in Scotland. By utilising his business skills, and first hand knowledge of technical equipment, Graham was sure he could fill this gap in the market.
In 1962 they began trading from the back room of a boat shop until they acquired their first shop in Rodney Street, Edinburgh later that year. Trading was brisk, and some premises nearby were soon required for storage and repairs. Banks were not as supportive to young businesses then as they are today, so it was not until 1973/74 that the company was able to acquire the larger warehouse/premises it required. Later in 1974, a shop was opened within the building at Wellington Place in Leith, with enough space to display tents and show a wider range of products. Since the Stirling store was opened in 1977 growth has been steady.
During these years Graham worked very hard to drive up standards and to encourage innovation in clothing equipment for the climbing and camping trade. The company now has 11 shops throughout Scotland and Chris Tiso, Graham and Maude's son, is now at the helm.
Graham was a valued member of the Scottish Mountaineering Club, and was largely responsible for resolving the problems relating to guidebooks in the 70's. That action resulted in the formation of the Scottish Mountaineering Trust, which has contributed large sums of money to restore and care for wild land.
We get so much out of the mountains, personally and business - wise, it seems right that we should put something back in.
The Hay family are a 5th generation farming and contracting business based at Easter Rhynd in Perthshire. We have steadily grown over the last 100 years now farming 5,000 acres across Perthshire on a mixture of owned, rented and contract farmed land. Our aim of producing high yielding, high quality produce is met using progressive and sustainable farming techniques, which in turn delivers good returns to our customers.
Rebranded from Binnwaste Management and Binn Skips, Binn Group has emerged as Scotland’s leading independent recycling and waste management company.
Located in the heart of Scotland, Binn Group helps drive the country’s environmental and sustainability vision for the future.
Pentland Land Rover is part of the successful John Clark Motor Group with prestigious dealerships in Elgin, Edinburgh, Perth and Cupar Scotland.
We proudly serve customers across Scotland including Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth, Cupar, Peterhead, Turriff, Nairn and Dufftown. Our stunning showrooms showcase the latest Land Rover and Range Rover cars. Our aim at Pentland Land Rover is to ensure that your experience is as enjoyable as possible.